they are coming

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

a second person narrative, about the adventures of lyna.
a mini series i have been working on.

our world has changed.

It is not immediatly obvious how.

the houses still stand, but they are empty.

Like the last embers of a dying fire.

Cars still litter the streets, but they are rusted through, and have no fuel.

Your feet ache, you have been walking for hours. 


You climb over a disheveled wall.

The forest around you grows quiet.

You bring the knife out of your rucksake, listening intently.

There is nothing.

It is far too quiet.

Then all at once the bushes around you, start to rustle.

You begin to hear a ragged panting, your breathing going at much the same rate.

That is when the first wolf steps out.

It's black fur , gleaming in the slowly fading light of the sun.

It leaps at you.

You fall, hard on your rucksake.

There is a loud crack as bones break.

The wolf's scarred face in inches away from yours now.

"Hello Reamus" you say 

The wolf licks your face happily, and begins intently sniffing your rucksack.

You get up before he can steal your food, and head back to the den.

Once inside you finally sit down.

You divide the five rabbits between, the rest of the wolves and leave one for yourself.

Cooking it slowly over a fire.

When your stomach is finally full, and you are once again amongst your friends, your eyes soon begin to feel heavy.

You choose a rather comfortable log and quickly fall asleep.

You are awoken, by a snarl much later.

The moon is high in the sky, and the air is chilled.

The wolves seem agitated in the pale light.

Most are sniffing the air.

You look around trying to discern their source of fear.

You soon spot them.

Torches in the distance.

The humans are coming.

Submitted: February 20, 2015

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